Articles on "Moving and Downsizing"

What Home Upgrades Don’t Cost a Lot?
December 18, 2014 7:24 pm

What Home Upgrades Don’t Cost a Lot?

Robin Jenks Vanderlip, BA, MC, CMRS, SRES, LUX, Professional Realtor A “good upgrade” is a change that is not too expensive and makes the house look great. Some examples include: 1. Paint your cabinets. This can have amazing results when done right. Choose your color wisely. Earth and neutral tones are best. Use the proper paint and take your time. 2. Change or add hardware and fixtures. Oil rubbed bronze is all the rage, and brushed stainless steel looks very […]

Older Adult Housing Market Improving
April 28, 2014 5:04 pm

Older Adult Housing Market Improving

Consumer Confidence Boosting Sales Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for the fourth quarter of 2013 was up sharply, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). All segments of the market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental—registered strong increases compared to the same quarter a year ago. The single-family index increased 20 points to a level of 48, which is the highest fourth-quarter reading since the inception of the index in 2008 […]

Real-Life Story-Abilities Network
October 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Real-Life Story-Abilities Network

After living in his home near Perry Hall, Md., for more than 30 years, Mr. S* knew it was time to move. He also knew that relocating would be an enormous task. That’s when he turned to Abilities Network’s Move Management program. In his mid-90s, Mr. S had been living alone in his single family home for more than a year since his wife passed away. He was starting to experience increasing health challenges, including problems with his sight and […]

Moving in the Right Direction-Senior Transitions, Inc.
June 21, 2013 9:24 pm

Moving in the Right Direction-Senior Transitions, Inc.

Merrill and Judy Skolnik were starting to feel isolated in their home of 51 years. Judy was experiencing some health problems and finding it difficult to navigate their multi-level home. While Merrill enjoyed their family home, he found it hard to maintain the large yard and aging house. The Skolniks began looking at continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), and after a lengthy search, they selected Roland Park Place in Baltimore, Md. The two native Baltimoreans have a long history in […]

May 30, 2013 5:01 pm

Felco Packing & Moving – Real-Life Story

“It was an awesome task,” said Janet Cooper of her aunt Gloria Gary’s move from a large apartment to an independent living community. Of course, Janet did not know at the time that the nearly overwhelming move would only be the first of three. Janet has always been close to her aunt, and when Gloria asked her to serve as power of attorney, she was happy to do it. Since that time, Gloria has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. When […]

May 28, 2013 8:33 pm

Senior Transitions, Inc.-Real Life Story

Theodore DeBois was living in his large, single family home alone. His wife had passed away several years earlier, and the house was quickly becoming too much to manage. Due to his worsening macular degeneration, Theodore also required round-the-clock home care aids to assist him. “When my father decided it was time for a move, I was pretty stressed about how I was going to get him moved,” recalled June Jacobs, Mr. DeBois’ daughter. June and her family quickly settled […]

Rosner Healthcare Navigation–Real Life Profile
May 28, 2013 5:57 pm

Rosner Healthcare Navigation–Real Life Profile

When Betsy Kremer went to visit her parents, Howie and Billie Palmer, in their assisted living community in upstate New York, she quickly realized that her father was not flourishing in the new environment. After initially moving into an independent living apartment, the Palmers were just settling in when Billie’s increasing healthcare needs forced them to move to the assisted living unit of the community. The assisted living community provided the care that Billie needed, but Howie, who was still […]

May 8, 2012 1:22 am

Non-Profit Retirement Community Buys Resident Homes That Can’t Sell

After the real estate market collapsed, retirees were hit especially hard – if they aren’t able to find a buyer for their home, they can’t move into a retirement community. But one nonprofit is helping senior citizens make the transition, by assisting them with the sales process. NBC’s John Yang reports. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

February 17, 2012 6:40 pm

People on the Move – Abilities Network Wins $30K Grant

The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation Awards Abilities Network a $30,000 Grant for Low-Income Seniors Abilities Network is pleased to announce that it has received a $30,000 2 year grant from The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, Inc. for its Move Management Program. The grant will be used to provide one-on-one support to low-income seniors in the Baltimore-Metro area to help them navigate through the complicated process of relocation and downsizing to subsidized housing. Abilities Network’s Move Management […]

Top Tips for the Transition: Making the Most of the Move to a Retirement Community
December 15, 2011 8:42 pm

Top Tips for the Transition: Making the Most of the Move to a Retirement Community

By: Cathy Ritter A whirlwind schedule packed with activities, such as traveling to nearby historical attractions or a professional sporting event. Working out in a fully-equipped health center or participating in a video game tournament. Some days, not getting to bed until well after midnight. This isn’t college – it’s today’s retirement community. Despite this new paradigm in retirement living, the decision to move into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is still one of the biggest challenges older Americans […]